Boys v girls: Who wins elite school single sex battle?

The Courier Mail / 19 February 2020

In a new Courier Mail article, Loren Bridge, Executive Officer of the Alliance of Girls’ Schools comments on the recent Queensland OP scores which saw girls rise above boys in achieving the much sought after OP 1-5.

Ms Bridge said single-sex schools provided significant benefits, not just academically but also to each of the sexes social and emotional wellbeing.

“Without gender stereotypes, girls are able to make choices about subjects and co-curricular activities without feeling peer pressure they might in a co-educational school,” she said.

“Research shows girls will do better in a single-sex environment – it’s not just STEM, it’s across the board, the senior exam results and NAPLAN show that.”